HC Deb 27 October 1986 vol 103 cc67-8W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the latest data on the expenditure to date of the Merseyside Development Corporation; and if these data can be divided as to whether the expenditure was undertaken on the Liverpool or Wirral side of the Mersey.

Mr. John Patten

Total Merseyside development corporation expenditure up to end September 1986 (the latest date for which accurate information is available) excluding staff, office and estate management expenditure was £112.860 million. Of this, £4.380 million has been spent in the Wirral part of the corporation's designated area.